Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 113 - Issue 3: 10 Aug, 2017
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0362

Guest Editorial
An age-old question
p. 0363 | Narasimhan, Shobhana

Is India playing in the minor leagues in science?
p. 0365 | Prathap, Gangan

The pollu beetle in the Andaman Islands – concealing errors
p. 0367 | Prathapan, K. D.

Samuel Cnoll in Tranquebar and establishment of the first ‘pharmacy’ – Laboratorium Chymicum – in India in 1732
p. 0368 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Science Last Fortnight
p. 0370

Meeting Report
The accelerating universe
p. 0374 | Priya, S.

Geoengineering and India
p. 0376 | Bala, G.; Gupta, Akhilesh

Latest trends in quasicrystal research
p. 0377 | Takemori, Nayuta; Singh, Alok

Shallow subsurface investigations for resource exploration and hazard estimation
p. 0379 | Kothyari, Girish Ch.; Chopra, Sumer; Kumar, M. Ravi

Research News
National Physical Laboratory demonstrates 1 g Kibble balance: Linkage of macroscopic mass to Planck constant
p. 0381 | Kumar, Anil; Kumar, Harish; Ojha, V. N.; Moona, Girija; Satish; Dubey, P. K.; Singh, H. K.; Mandal, Goutam; Aswal, D. K.; Singh, Shakti

Taking science to the people – easier said than done!
p. 0383 | Lavakare, P. J.

Technical Note
Synthetic Aperture Sonar image of seafloor
p. 0385 | Varghese, Saju; Kumar, A. Anil; Nagendran, G.; Balachandrudu, V.; Sheikh, Nilofer; Mohan, K. G.; Singh, Kailash; Gopakumar, B.; Joshi, Rajesh; Rajasekhar, R.

General Articles
A bibliometric profile of Current Science between 1961 and 2015
p. 0386 | Wang, Peng; Zhu, Fangwei; Song, Haoyang; Hou, Jianhua
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/386-392

Drinking water sources in India: how safe is safe?
p. 0393 | Chaudhuri, Sriroop; Roy, Mimi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/393-402

Calibration of two-dimensional variably saturated numerical model for groundwater flow in arid inland basin, China
p. 0403 | Gu, Xiaomin; Shao, Jingli; Cui, Yali; Hao, Qichen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/403-412

Review Articles
Evolution and progress in the application of radiation in cancer diagnosis and therapy
p. 0413 | Aggarwal, Gaurav; Aggarwal, Suresh Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/413-421

Research Articles
Revisiting groundwater depletion and its implications on farm economics in Punjab, India
p. 0422 | Chand, Ramesh; Singh, Jaspal; Kaur, Amrit Pal; Jain, Rajni; Kingsly, I.; Raju, S. S.; Srivastava, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/422-429

Geophysical assessment of vulnerability of surficial aquifer in the oil producing localities and riverine areas in the coastal region of Akwa Ibom state, southern Nigeria
p. 0430 | George, N. J.; Atat, J. G.; Udoinyang, I. E.; Akpan, A. E.; George, A. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/430-438

Exposure of Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms to salt water and its implications
p. 0439 | Imchen, Temjensangba; Sawant, S. S.; Ezaz, Wasim
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/439-443

Fruit peel waste: characterization and its potential uses
p. 0444 | Pathak, Pranav D.; Mandavgane, Sachin A.; Kulkarni, Bhaskar D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/444-454

Research Communications
Comparative end-to-end evaluation of research organizations
p. 0455 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/455-457

Fluorescence spectral features of blood components of pregnant women
p. 0457 | Devanesan, Sandhanasamy; AlShebly, Mashael; Kalaivani, Rudran; Sivaji, Krishnan; Farhat, Karim; AlSalhi, Mohamad Saleh; AlAtawi, Mohamed; Rabah, Danny; Masilamani, Vadivel
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/457-461

Key technology network of BioMEMS through patent analysis
p. 0462 | Chang, Shu-Hao
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/462-467

Performance of cathode catalysts for bio-electricity from paper recycling, wastewater-fed, microbial fuel cells
p. 0468 | Radha, M.; Kanmani, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/468-473

Phosphorus accumulation associated with intense diagenetic metal-oxide cycling in sediments along the eastern continental margin of India
p. 0473 | Prakash Babu, C.; Ramaswamy, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/473-478

Estimation of geomorphic threshold in permanent gullies of lateritic terrain in Birbhum, West Bengal, India
p. 0478 | Ghosh, Sandipan; Guchhait, Sanat Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/478-485

Mass balance estimation using geodetic method for glaciers in Baspa basin, Western Himalaya
p. 0486 | Kumar, G. Vinay; Kulkarni, Anil V.; Gupta, Anil Kumar; Sharma, Parmanand
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/486-492

Luminescence dating of Neolithic pottery in North East India
p. 0492 | Sharma, Sukanya; Singh, Pankaj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/492-496

Antibacterial activity of protease hydrolysates isolated from Silybum marianum
p. 0496 | Yue, Jing; Zhu, Zhicheng; Li, Xinhua
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/496-500

Isolation and characterization of phosphorus solubilizing bacteria from manganese mining area of Balaghat and Chhindwara
p. 0500 | Dixit, Shikha; Kuttan, K. K. Appu; Shrivastava, Rahul
doi: 10.18520/cs/v113/i03/500-504

Book Reviews
A Petrographic Atlas of Ophiolite: An Example from the Eastern India–Asia Collision Zone by Naresh Chandra Ghose, Nilanjan Chatterjee and Fareeduddin
p. 0505 | Mohanty, Manoranjan

Invertebrate Diversity and Conservation in the Western Ghats, India. D. M. Priyadarsanan, M. Soubadra Devy, K. A. Subramanian, N. A. Aravind and N. K. Seena (eds)
p. 0506 | Daniels, R. J. Ranjit

Historical Notes
A historical perspective of Ganot’s book in Maharashtra
p. 0508 | Jana, Siladitya; Langlois, Françoise Khantine

3rd SERB School in Insect Biology - St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Devagiri, Calicut
p. 0513

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Bioresources: Prospecting, Utilization and Conservation
p. 0514

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Theoretical Structural Geology, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Thermodynamics, Experimental Petrology and Theoretical Geophysics
p. 0515

Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program - Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
p. 0516

Recruitment of a Project Assistant - Science Education Panel
p. 0517

Prof. A. N. Purohit Chair on Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development
p. 0518

Nominations are invited for the following two Awards - Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science
p. 0518

Asian Healthcare Foundation
p. 0519

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0519

Junior Research Fellow - YENEPOYA UNIVERSITY
p. 0520

National Level Workshop on Animal Cell Culture Techniques - Lady Doak College, Madurai
p. 0520

Junior Research Fellow - Bhavan’s Mehta Mahavidyalaya
p. 0521

Junior Research Fellow - MACS-Agharkar Research Institute
p. 0521

Newton Fund Workshop on Working at the Chemistry Microbiology Interface to Develop New Antibiotics
p. 0521

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 0522

Junior Research Fellow - Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College
p. 0522

Junior Research Fellows, Technical Assistant and Project cum Field Assistant - Dr Harisingh Gaur Central University
p. 0522

Senior Research Fellow - BITS Pilani
p. 0522

Call for Proposals (2017–18) - Women Scientist Scheme-B
p. 0523

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